Project Director Jing Shuai


"I consider that art is a method to embody our soul, thoughts, and energy, and it is also a way to communicate.  Based on my daily practice, I enjoy interpreting the art of Tao through a variety of art forms. I view the practice of Tai Chi as a pathway to strengthen both body and mind."

Email: chinalinkus@gmail.com 

2019 Fan Your Talents Volunteers

Lauree Feldman    Project Development Coordinator

Native New Yorker Lauree Feldman is a photographer and graphic artist. Aligning these talents throughout her career, Lauree began work in 1977 as a production assistant creating multi-projector, animated slide shows for corporate clients.


Marcy Elise Bernstein   Marketing Assistant

Marcy’s personal art is a unique combination of collage, photography, paint and encaustics. She has shown her work in NYC galleries as well as the Hudson Valley.  Through the formation of Roost Studios Marcy connects many creative people in the community.


Kelvin Antonelli   Project Public Relations

Kelvin has been a resident of New Paltz for 17 years and she is a licensed clinical social worker.


Emre Arapkirli   Project Art Activity Assistant

Emre studied economics, mechanical engineering and music at SUNY New Paltz. His degree is in music. He assisted Jing in the 2017 grant writing process.



Project Team 2017

This is a community oriented project for friends and families.  Without the incredible people who have been working with me, I would not have been able to submit a grant application to Arts Mid-Hudson in 2017; nor, would I have been awarded an individual artist commission to launch this program.  This truly speaks to what a wonderful community we live in.

I believe that this program will be more meaningful and beneficial to the entire community if more people get involved, volunteer and help to support this effort.   Marcy Bernstein, the founder of Roost Studios and Gallery has been very supportive of all of the Roost artists and provided valuable direction and moral support.  Emre Arapkirli, a SUNY New Paltz graduate volunteered to assist me in writing the grant submission.   Emre provided a tremendous amount of time editing my work and modifying my original document.   When I started to work on the grant, Emre was preparing for his final examinations, I was so touched that he always found the time to work with me.

Even my 94 year old mother in-law has pitched in to support my efforts.  I am still working out the details of this effort and my Tai Chi students Kelvin Antonelli an energetic social worker and Beth Wynne, another intern from SUNY New Paltz both meet with me often to provide guidance.  - Jing Shuai


Team Members


Kelvin Antonelli
Kelvin has been a resident of New Paltz for 17 years and is a beginning Tai Chi student of Jing's. She is a licensed clinical social worker and has been helping Jing with editing and program promotion.

Emre Arapkirli
Emre studied economics, mechanical engineering and music at SUNY New Paltz. His degree is in music. He assisted Jing in the grant writing process.

Beth Wynne
Beth has been editing Jing's work for her project. She is a creative writing major and an art minor at SUNY New Paltz where she dances, writes, and makes art.